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The Count of Monte Cristo


Published August 9, 2013


LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke.

Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today. (Summary by David Clarke, ref. Wikipedia)

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 54:16:11

Reviews

Reviewer: tauntonlake - - July 21, 2015
Subject: PERFECT
The best Librivox reading I have ever heard. I put off this book for years, due to the size of the story.. and am glad I waited, because this version, made me absolutey LOVE this book. It is now one of my all-time favorites. I can't read well due to to eyesight problem, and rely heavily on audiobooks these days to get my fill. This reading was a dream. Thank you, David Clarke! your contribution to Librivox is greatly appreciated!! :D
Reviewer: tambien - - July 15, 2014
Subject: Thank You, David Clarke!
I read "The Count of Monte Cristo" for the first time a few months ago and now I consider it my all-time favorite book. I came across your recording of the book shortly after I completed my first reading. What a delight! Your voice is just perfect for this endeavor! Since my first reading of "The Count of Monte Cristo," I have begun to re-read the book, this time doing background research as I go, and I listen to your wonderful recording, either in conjunction with the reading, or after I complete a chapter. Thank you for your contribution to one terrific adventure!!!
Reviewer: lanternland - - May 13, 2014
Subject: Amazing! Bravo!!!
I have been listening to this in bits and pieces, whenever I get a chance, for almost two months, and now that I have finally finished it I am thinking of listening to it again.

There are many great readings on Librivox, but in my opinion David Clarke's is the greatest of them all, if not the greatest reading of any book anyplace.

Fifty-six hours read flawlessly and magnificently. Amazing! Bravo!!!
Reviewer: dfkinjer - - May 9, 2014
Subject: Hours and hours of pleasure
This is by far the most delightful reading of a book that I have had the pleasure of listening to from Librivox (which is generally the only source of my audiobooks). The book is excellent, far better than I expected, and David Clarke's reading is better than super. I do hope he reads more books. Any book that I choose next will be a letdown.
Reviewer: stdemetrius23 - - March 15, 2014
Subject: Marvellous!!!
Thank you so much Mr. David Clarke! That was an extraordinary experience to me! I enjoyed every minute of it, from the first to the last. Now, i just "wait and hope" for your next librivox recording that i shall listen to whatever that may be!

5 stars are so little for this recording!
Reviewer: Hammett - - January 4, 2014
Subject: Excellent reading!
David Clarke has done an absolutely masterful reading of this classic novel. The accents he adopts for each character not only help the reader to keep characters distinct in their minds, but also very much brings the story to life.

This is a dramatic, eventful story, read by a reader highly capable of propelling it along.

Highest possible recommendation.

Bravo!Bravi!Brava!
Reviewer: bup - - November 14, 2013
Subject: Fantastic Reading, and a Sorely Needed Book
I'm so glad there's a professional quality public domain version of "The Count of Monte Cristo." It's too good and too classic a book to not have this.
Reviewer: relf seferencing - - September 16, 2013
Subject: Version 3 sweeps the podium.
David Clarke nailed it with this version. The characters truly come alive. Couldn't be read better with a solo voice. I really look forward to listening to more of Mr. Clarke's interpretations.
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